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Detailed information about coin type: Halfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel) from British West Africa:

Coin type: Halfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofHalfpenny Sub-types
Face value1/2 (x Penny)
Years produced1911 - 1951 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)25.9000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.3000
Obverse

An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown and around the hole, the denomination ONE HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: (George the Sixth, King and Emperor of India, 1938 - 1947) or GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX (George the Sixth, King, 1949 - 1951); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: (GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX) ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Reverse

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below, the star divides the date.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA [year]
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 87-95.
[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958.

Halfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel): Photos

British West Africa 1940-KN 1/2 penny
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Notes: King George VI, Emperor of India (1937 - 1947).
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British West Africa 1940-KN 1/2 penny
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Notes: Common reverse (1937 - 1951).
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List of 10 coins of type: Halfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Halfpenny 1937 9,599,200 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1940 2,410,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1941 2,400,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1942 4,800,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1943 3,360,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1944 3,600,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1946 3,600,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1947 27,218,400 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1949 8,271,800 King George VI GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1951 3,468,000 King George VI GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
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